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Johannes 'Jan' Zacharias Beck, SV/PROG1

Also Known As: "Jan"
Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Langensalza, Thuringia, Germany
Death: 1749 (50-58)
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Christoffel Sebastian Beck and Anna Margaretha Lentz
Husband of Elsje van As SM and Geertruyd Christina van As, SM
Father of Helena Catharina Martha Krugel; Catharina Martha Maartens; Anna Veronica Beck; Christoffel Sebastian Beck; Johannes Zacharais Beck and 8 others
Brother of Johann Christoffel Beck, SV/PROG5

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About Johannes 'Jan' Zacharias Beck, SV/PROG1

BECK JOHANNES ZACHARIAS (S). - Langensalza. Brother of Johann Christoffel B. (q.v.), son of Christoffel Sebastian B. Arr. 1715 as so., loaned as “tapperskneg” 1719-22, b. 1722, lessee of wine-licence, opened branch taps at Rondebosch and Mowbray. ~ (1) Elsje v. As, (2) 31.10.1728 Geertruyd Christina Blankenberg. 13 children. (GMR 1716-19; CJ 1130: 28; Rqq. 1722: 30, 1722:90, 1723:96, 1724:59, 1726:24, 1727-28:18:26, 1735-36: 32: 94; Test. CJ 1072: 7; CJ 1168:44; G.R. nr. 22. See also P. W. Laidler, “A Tavern of the Ocean”, p. 198.)

- Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape, 1652-1806, Archives Year Book for South African History (Cape Town: Government Printer, Union of South Africa, 1946)


Heraldry of South African Families / Coats of arms, crests, ancestry by C.PAMA/ A. A. Balkema, 1972

Page 28


Argent, an anchor in bend sinister azure, [31] on a chief azure three cranes or (fig. 167).

Johannes Zacharias Beck, fr. Langensalza; arr. 1713 in the Dutch Company's service, later innkeeper at Rondebosch and Mowbray. Marr. (1) Elsje van As; (2) 31.10.1728 Geertruyd Christina Blankenberg.

According to Bell the drawing was made from the arms on the seal of Reynier Beck, grandson of the above, 'a wellknown and respected notary'. He was bapt. Cape Town, 4.1.1769 and marr. 18.4.1790 Catharina Cloete.

[31] Acc. to AG the anchor should be in bend.

Added by Y. DROST, 8 AUG 2017


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Johannes 'Jan' Zacharias Beck, SV/PROG1's Timeline

May 2, 1695
Langensalza, St. Stephani, Duitsland
May 2, 1695
Langensalza, St Stephani, Germany
Langensalza, Thuringia, Germany
Age 29
Cape of Good Hope
December 7, 1725
Age 30
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
January 19, 1727
Age 32
August 8, 1728
Age 33
Paarl, Cape Colony, South Africa
July 17, 1729
Age 34
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa